Imonda, a Papuan language by Walter Seiler

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35) ka uagl-kubui fe-fna go -INT &-PRO I was going a long way 1 Pete and kubui, when they determine a noun, designate prominence i f , and t h e They a r e a l s o used i n t h i s way with proper [ +countable 1 and b i g quantity i f [ -countable] i n t h e case of k u b u i opposite i n t h e case of pete. nouns : (36) Muit kubui NAM I N T big man M u i t The exception t o t h e above r u l e i s provided by t h e phrase id k u b u i a l o t of people/men, where k u b u i determines a p l u r a l count noun, i f indeed it i s a count noun.

4). Other polymorphemic time adverbs a r e : iau6-ia-m i au6-m i n earlier days later The morpheme iau6 occurs a s an independent time adverb m, a s indicated above. 3). 7. 1) empty h&d differently again often behind ka maim ha-pia -f 1 anyhow MO-come-PRS I am coming for no particular purpose (10) t6g5 151 - u thus talk-IW talk like this! Adverbs a r e formally distinguished from p a r t i c l e s by t h e i r a b i l i t y t o host a f f i x e s , a s pointed out above. 1): (11) t 6 g 5 - f l a fe-u thus-Ern do-IMP do i t Zike t h i s !

1 Interrogative adverbs There are Imonda does not possess any monomorphemic interrogative adverbs. two bound interrogative stems, which, with the relevant affixation, function as interrogative adverbials. 2 The interrogative stem ah ah i s a bound interrogative pronoun stem which, with case marking, forms s p e c i f i c interrogative adverbials. w i l l only give one example here: (2) ah-ia Q -LOC where ? 2. 4) t o form ah-sa-1 [ a s a l ] how and with tag6 thus t o form ah-tag6 [ a t u g g w y I.

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